Latest posts by LeadFarmer

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 18:00

Im still having fun changing how I mow the lawn, today I've left a circle of longer grass, a ring of shorter grass around it, and then mowed everywhere else even shorter, with a mowed path running through it. Should look better in a few days as it was still wet when I cut it....

Last edited: 18 June 2016 18:00:38

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 17:56
Lily Pilly says:

Leadfardmer how have yiu got hydrangea flowering ? Mine just starting to grow

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 It never flowers very well to be honest Lily Pily, maybe because its in a planter. Its east facing and only gets sun in the mornings?

Last edited: 18 June 2016 17:56:44

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:38

Thanks Busy-Lizzie, Ive still got to find a permanent home for those potted oak tree saplings. Maybe when they are too big/heavy to move I will get around to trying to move them!!

Last edited: 18 June 2016 12:39:03

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:35

One more (that the 'edit' function wouldn't allow me to add to my previous post)...

Last edited: 18 June 2016 12:36:40

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 18/06/2016 at 12:29

Ive been a bit more relaxed with my gardening this year, not being as tidy as I normally am. Ive purposely let the lawn grow in areas for wildlife, and generally just let things be themselves. Though I do need to weed the patio paving.

Heres a few photos, some plants are clearly going over, some yet to come...



GW Live

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:19

Im pleased people have enjoyed their visits to GW Live. I first went around 2009 and enjoyed it, even bought an expensive greenhouse whilst there. I returned a couple of years later and thought it was a very poor show, hardly anything there and I haven't been back since. Seems like its returned to being a good show?

The birds are eating all my bird food!

Posted: 17/06/2016 at 23:13

Just the two hanging bird feeders on my bird table, mostly with sunflower hearts. I refill them about once a week..

Learning about Tulip bulbs

Posted: 16/06/2016 at 14:46

I was disappointed with my Florentine tulip bulb collection I purchased from Sarah Ravens website. I planted them deep in large pots but not many of them flowered, but those that did were lovely. I mixed them with daffs & crocus but next year I'll plant tulips on their own as the dying daff leaves spoilt the look of the tulip display.

Not sure whether to leave them potted as they are for next year, or scrap them and buy fresh this autumn?

Last edited: 16 June 2016 14:48:06

Wildflower Meadow

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 22:32

Claire, Pictorial Meadows is a good place to start, they provide the wild flower seeds for local councils around Sheffield who sow them on grass verges and roundabouts etc. As well as selling seeds they also sell wild flower turf..


Last edited: 05 June 2016 22:33:30

Garden Pictures 2016

Posted: 03/06/2016 at 13:48

Im leaving those areas of the lawn uncut as its considered better for wildlife, bugs, birds etc. At some point I will cut it but I don't know when, though I expect Ill let it grow again. I am keeping the path and edge regularly mowed, and I regularly edge the lawn. That way it looks intentional, and not neglected.

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